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    February 27, 2013
    4:30 - 5:00am PST  

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the murders of two seasoned detectives. cornell bernard is live in santa cruz. >> the city is a city in mourning today following the death of two police officers killed in the line of duty. when they came to a home here on north branciforte avenue, a suspect opened fire on them. investigators are still combing every single inch of this crime scene looking for evidence. the police community continues to mourn their death a memorial has begun at police headquarters for detective sergeant baker and his colleague, detective his bet butler. the officers responded to a home and were met with gun officer. they were killed. a half hour later, the suspect
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was spotted and chased by police. >> a chase ensued. gunfire was exchanged between goulet and a team of sheriff deputies and santa cruz police officers. the suspect was killed at the scene. >> right now it is a time to connect and support one other and listening and talking trying to set a tone for the next few days and weeks. >> the police chaplains comforting the families who are grieving, schools were put on lockdown for a short time following the shooting and the pursuit of the suspect. terrified parents waited for word about their kids. schools were opened and parents finally allowed to pick their kids up. live at the scene, the search continues if more evidence here
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on north branciforte avenue where the detectives lost their lives. they are using a hook-and-ladder to light the scene and map the crime scene of exactly the details of how everything went down. it is unclear why the officers came to this home yesterday. they had business apparently with mr. goulet and we will learn more at a news conference at 11:30 at police headquarters in santa cruz. >> we are learning more about the two officers killed and the gunman's troubled past. katie marzullo? >> both officers were veterans of the police department and both leave behind families. the police chief says the department has lost two exceptionally fine officers, sergeant loran "butch" baker was with the department 28 years. detective elizabeth butler, 10
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years. >> assigned to investigations. she leaves behind her partner, peter, and her two young boys. he was a long time friend of mine, a mentor, and he leaves behind a wife, two daughters and a son who actually works for my department as a community service officer. >> the suspected killer is 35-year-old goulet with a history of troubles with the law and convicted in peeping tom cases in portland, oregon, in 2008. he was carrying a gun that went off with a struggle with the woman's girlfriend. he was sentenced to probation but was sent back to jail after peeping in windows during a visit with a probation officer. he was working as a coffee maker and on friday he broke into could worker's home and made
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inappropriate sexual advances and the co-worker filed a police report and spoke with police as recently as late yesterday afternoon. also, we talked to his father on the phone and he says his son was a former marine who flew back hawk helicopters and he had recently moved to santa cruz from berkeley. >> a rally against gun violence was going on in downtown santa cruz as the two officers were killed. we have this picture of the rally organized in the wake of the newtown shootings. ambulances went right by the rally location. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the santa cruz police shootings. we will update you on any developments both during this newscast and on twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> developing news this morning in oakland where police are searching for several people following a chase through the city. we followed the police pursuit
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near 36th avenue and -- rather, 86th avenue and olive street. the suspects hopped from the car and took off running and the was still rolling when the police had their guns drawn. >> all is well after a vallejo city council meeting was taken over by protesters. the protesters were about 50 and arrived inside the city council chambers after the 6:00 meeting and council meetings went in a back room as they took over the sound system. they were protesting ten officer-involved shootings that happened in vallejo last year and alleged police brutality. police and the sheriff deputies were able to get the protesters move outside and keep them from re-entering. the meeting resume. no one was arrested. >> at vatican city huge crowds are leaving st. support's square after the pope benedict
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completed the final public appearance, a live look at the seen and the crowd is still there, some 50,000 tickets were requested for his final class but it is estimated the crowd could be as large as 200,000 packing into streets and buildings. it was a triumphant farewell for the pope would made rounds through the square in the popemobile as the crowds cheered carrying banners thanking the propose. the appointment he has kept to teach the world about the catholic faith. he will step down tomorrow as the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years. stay with abc7 and abc news for continuing coverage of the farewell to pope benedict coming up at 5:00 a.m. we will take you live to rome and we will update you on any developments dug owe newscast and on twitter. >> it could be testy at the apple shareholders annual meeting this morning with share prices falling sharply from the
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more than 700 a fair it commanded last fall. will c.e.o. may have to address a legal battle for apple to distribute more of the $137 billion it holds in cash. a major hedge fund operator wants apple to pay more dividends to shareholders. >> time for a check on the forecast. it is a mild morning. >> is that because of the clouds? mike nicco has the answer. >> temperatures are all over the place. our valleys are cooler, our bay is one or two degrees warmer, and you can see how clear it is outside on live doppler 7 hd and not a cloud to be found, not a radar run, hardly any frost because it is so dry out there, with no fog. we will breakdown this wednesday, happy hump day, starting 50 mostly sunny and mid-30's inland and mid-40's around the bay and the coast and you need a decent jacket. by noon we are flirting with the
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upper 50's to low 60's with a few more clouds in the sky this afternoon than yesterday afternoon as a storm passes to the north. not quite as warm as yesterday but very mild and mid-50's at the coast at 4:00 and low-to-mid 60's for the rest of us and near 50 during the evening hours. and mid-50's for the rest of us. for thursday, friday, and saturday our warmest days in the forecast, we will make a run at 70 away from the coast. we will see a little bit of a cooling trend on saturday as the system passes to the north. i found some sprinkles and sierra snow in the forecast. sue? >> at san mateo bridge, it is light at 4:40. the tail lights on the flat section show no delays to the high-rise and foster city. now a look at first reports of an accident in the oakland hills area, again, wive -- westbound 580 with a car in the center divide, and we could find
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momentary slow traffic there as you make your way westbound through the oakland hills to san francisco, this is road work 280 from 19th to highway one, in the lanes until 5:00 this morning. kristen and eric? >> 4:4. >> a bay area couple whose loved one thought they vanished in a dangerous part of the world wasn't missing, after all the proof the families get today they are alive. >> beer lovers say something doesn't taste quite right. the lawsuit claiming that king of beers is
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>> police are asking for the help in finding a missing mom, a 29-year-old last seen leaving her house eight days ago, she told the family member she was headed to work but police have learned that he is unemployed and she is described as 5' 8" and 230 pounds with brown eyes
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and she has brown hair which she usually wears in a bun. if you see the missing mom call the police department. >> families of a bay area thought to be missing in peru could get to talk to the pair today. garrett hand and jamie neal of oakland have been spotted after losing contact with loved ones more than a month ago. we report on that story. >> garrett hand and jamie neal are alive and well according to peru officials. the minister of foreign trade and tourism told abc7 that the couple was seen by an official of the national police and local residents. >> they are having a nice experience. (inaudible). >> he says the latest excursion is two day trip on a river to a town that is on the border with
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ecuador. >> they have been in very small villages in the jungle. >> both families received calls from the peru government and the embassy saying the two had been located. >> i am excited that coming from them, that is awesome. they have been a big help with everything but still want to hear my sister's voice. >> garrett hand's family was more conserved from concord. >> we have no comment. our family is working our butts off. ought mother issued a written statement saying until we have proof we cannot celebrate the rumors. proof of life is my son's voice on the phone and a picture of him holding the missing poster. the state department is working to confirm the couple has been spotted. peru officials plan to reach the pair by plane and bring a satellite phone so they can call their family members in california. >> the search is over this morning for a boat that reportedly sank off the monterey
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coast with a family on board. crews searched 20,000 square files over two days and found no sign of the vessel, the family or the boat. the coast guard got a call on sunday but officials are not calling it a hoax but are pursuing all possibilities. >> san jose, the bay area's biggest city has taken a step forward to banning sty -- styrofoam containers. the california restaurant association says it will harm small business more than it hurts the environment. >> two people in sonoma are claiming that a bush is watering down the boo and adding water to their brew, and bud lists alcohol content at 5 percent but the suit claims the water cuts it by 3.28 percent.
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the torn representing the people who are suing say the suit is based on statements from former employees. this is what made st. louis great, i guess. >> you say "made" as in past tense. >> who has the weather forecast? >> let's go. i will show you what is going on. a look at live doppler 7 hd, no need for the umbrella. you washed the car, still money well spent as we are bone dry. i am working on the percentage and how much of a deficit of rain we have. i will have those the next half hour. here is a look at clouds, and why we will have more cloud cover. it is moving down on the bay
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area. that will drop our temperatures slightly. we have snow in st. louis and chicago has flight delays and chicago and la guardia all have flight delays because of the weather. in san francisco, it is 46, and san mateo is 41 and redwood city is 45 and palo alto is 36 and half moon bay is 40. toward the east bay shore you can see it looks clear and oakland is 46 and walnut creek is 38 and richmond is at 44 and pleasanton at 36 and antioch at 46 and union city 39. in the south by we have 41 in san jose and 36 in morgan hill and cupertino and mountain view is 43 and gilroy is 33. santa rosa is 34 and napa is 36 and north bay at petaluma is 32. sausalito is 42 degrees. the highs today are close to yesterday, maybe a touch cooler. a lot of the mid-to-upper 60's down in the south bay and santa
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clara valley at 67 in san jose. in the peninsula, we drop to 61 in millbrae and half moon bay is the warm spot. daly city in the upper 50's and near 60 downtown in south san francisco. north bay, mid-to-upper 60's in your valley but notice the benches, upper 50's and headed to the east bay shore, oakland, 65 degrees with berkeley, richmond, and everyone else is 64. temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60's with livermore at 68. tonight, the temperatures have more cloud cover and we are in the upper 30's to low 40's and in the low-to-upper 40's around the bay and to the coast. thursday we have more cloud cover but that is the warm air coming in and you can see friday is still the warmest day with let to mid 70's away from the coast and sprinkles are possible in the north bay on saturday night and sunday with snow showers at the same time in the sierra. have a great day. sue? >> we will take a look at the
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west shore freeway, the commute takes you through richmond and to berkeley and emeryville past the university overcrossing and you can see head lits moving at the limit with no delays moving toward the macarthur maze and light conditions south 101 through marin county, this is beyond lucas valley road and north san pedro with no delays. we have good news in the oakland hills the early accident west 580 has been cleared out of lanes and the traffic is slowing nicely. otherwise, we have road work on the peninsula embarcardero road to shoreline if the lanes for another 10 minutes until 5:00. crib -- kristen? >> the court will hear arguments that could strike down key parts of the voting rights act challenging the 1965 law that made voting a reality for blacks in the south. it won extension by near unanimous vote from congress in 2006. critics say it is outdated and
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unfair and claiming they are using it to reconfigure districts that favor blacks. but it was cited in preventing a voter i.d. law from moving forward in texas and redrewing districts that favored g.o.p. incumbents. >> president obama and top members of congress and relatives are on happen when a statue of civil rights pioneer rosa parks is unveiled in washington, dc located in stat wary hall, the first full sized capital of an african-american woman inside the capitol. she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger in in -- and began the civil rights movement. >> the real cause of
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and the c.e.o. of oracle is buying a small hawaiian airline after he bought most of the hawaiian island. they offer 224 weekly flights between the islands and the c.e.o. represent as major commitment by him to hawaii. no one is saying how much he is paying for the island air. >> a trip to the airport can be nerve wracking for anyone but a government official in china took it to a new level. check out this flight video on youtube, a top level government official and the family missed their flight not once, but twice, when the flight crew would not let them board the official smash computer equipment and they tried to bash in a gate door. police were called and he was arrested. he has since apologized but police are still considering
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charges. >> so it is not just here at american airports where you see air rage. >> people behaving badly. >> nice bangs. >> you noticeed! >> now the forecast. mike? >> live doppler 7 hd shows across the entire state, nevada, arizona, utah, part of oregon, everyone is dry this morning. if you are headed out watch out for the cloud cover that is moving in, a sprinkle is trying to november at 54 today, and we will have mid-60's to 70 from chico, sacramento and frees me and high clouds and sunshine at monterey at 61. and no snow in yosemite and low-to-mid 70's around palm springs and san diego. >> back to the bay bridge toll plaza it is looking light out there this morning with a few headlights with the metering
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lights are off and no delays on the upper deck moving into san francisco, a good-looking drive. road work for a few more minutes to san jose which will be picked up in a couple of minutes. and westbound 80 from highway 37 to magazine, lanes in vallejo partly blocked because of road work. slow if the cone zone is caltran's model. >> in new zealand, this morning, a swimmer is dead after he was attacked by a sharp. it happened at a popular tourist beach. the media reports say it was a white pointer believed to be 14' long. a rescue helicopter fired shots at the shark and managed to distract it but it was too late. an australian filmmaker was killed in the attack. he was an up and coming director who was a finalest at the cann.
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s award. >> officials want to have a facelift for a national park which calls for improving hiking trails and restoring a wetlands area. the proposal is aimed at improving the habitat for the giant trees at the national park. >> this is for sleepy people. turn off the lights that zap your energy. offices should ditch these lights to help you be more productive and workers make more mistakes when it is cold, you are distracted and spend your energy trying to stay warm. >> we are following breaking news in san francisco where a neighborhood is waking up to a watery mess. at 5:00 a.m., the serious damage
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a water main break is causing right now. >> double tragedy in santa cruz what we are learning abou
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>> good morning, at 5:00. happening right now in san francisco, residents are trying to figure out how much damage the homes and cars suffered in a huge water main break. that is our breaking news to start this half hour. amy hollyfield is live near 15th avenue with the latest. >> look behind me. the water has receded. you do not see the huge pool of
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water but now you can see muck, lots of mud and debris. we are trying to figure out what the junk is. first we were told the sewer system backed up and that was possibly raw sewage and not something you wanted to walk around in. now they are saying they don't think it is raw sewage but it is a mess. look at the video from earlier. it was a big flood out here flooding streets, cars, and homes. authorities estimate about 12 homes plodded. this was at 3:00 this morning. officials say a 16" water main broke. the sewer system backed up. it created a huge mess. >> the house is under 2' or 3' of water and we are grabbing anything we can. we just moved in two weeks away so all of the boxes were on the ground. unbelievable. terrible.